You say you want a Revolution


Much like the Earth around the sun, the Comets skated circles around the Lake Erie Monsters yesterday afternoon to open up 2014 with a win.

Well ok, technically the Earth revolves around the sun in an elliptical oval-type shape, but you get the idea...the Comets played well.

2013 came in like a lamb but out like a lion for the Comets, who seemed to find their stride from mid-November on. With the win yesterday, 2014 came in like a comet (another pun, I know, I'll be here all season folks!), fast and furious with a quick win already to their name.

Just like that, for at least the next couple of hours, Utica is the only team in the AHL with a win this year. Embrace it, because for now, we are the best team of the year.

Let's just hope that keeps up moving forward.

After a scoreless 1st period last night, the Comets took off. Two goals in the second, and one in the third was too much for the Monsters to wrap their teeth around as Utica took it 3-2 in another thriller at The Aud.

Pascal Pelletier was the man of the night, recording a point on each of the Comets' goals with a goal and two assists in the game.

Pelletier's goal came right as he came out of the penalty box, and shot it glove side and into the twine after a nice cross ice feed from Alex Biega.

Then he assisted the second goal on the powerplay, dropping it back to captain Colin Stuart who slapped it home from the top of the circles to put the Comets up two.

The Monsters got on the board in the third, but Darren Archibald quickly dispatched their hopes but putting one in to give the Comets a two-goal lead once again.

Lake Erie would score again, but it was too little too late as Joe Cannata earned the win just one day before his birthday.

Cannata did play solid during the last few games with Eriksson up in Vancouver with the Canucks, but the Comets were unable to secure a victory over the previous weekend for him.

And now the page has turned. 2013 is behind us and 2014 is here, and the Comets are looking to continue on their current path.

With Roberto Luongo seemingly set to come back from his injury, the Canucks announced that Joacim Eriksson has been returned to Utica, meaning that the Comets now have two solid goalies who can give the team a chance to win between the pipes any given night.

Especially for an AHL team, that is quite a luxury to have.

So while the Comets may have struggled mightily at the beginning of the season, things are looking up for the new franchise.

The city is buzzing, the crowds are full, and the team is winning. And as good as 2013 was for Utica with the announcement of the team coming here, and then having the first AHL games at the Aud in over 20 years, 2014 looks like it will be even better for Comets fans and players alike.

Whatever may happen between now and the end of the season remains to be seen. However for one night, at the beginning of the year, the Comets stood alone as the winningest team in the AHL.

Now it's time to continue that success, and make 2014 Utica's best year ever!

But before that, let's just enjoy what the Comets have given us so far as we look to the many exciting games they have ahead.

Till then...

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